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1809 Educational Policy Analyst SFUSD Legal Department

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Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 54,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

The SFUSD community is unified by our Core Values:

  • Student-centered: We put students’ needs first
  • Fearless: We persist through challenges
  • United: We celebrate and build on each other’s strengths
  • Social Justice: We stand with those most vulnerable in our community
  • Diversity-driven: We respect and seek to understand each person

We are also inspired by Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are committed to and will champion our Core Values, are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, problem solvers and who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.


Under direction from the Legal Department, the Education Records Analyst performs difficult and complex administrative and management duties in relation to District records management, retention and production. A key responsibility of this position is responding to public records requests for all District departments. This position also assists with processing a variety of legal documents; and performing related duties as assigned.


Our 1809 Educational Policy Analyst will:


Demonstrate a Leadership Mindset

  • Use a District wide lens in day-to-day work by identifying and organizing trends and patterns in order to help optimize the California Public Records Act (CPRA) request system.


Manage to Results

  • Oversee compliance of all CPRA requests in collaboration with Departments and individuals across the District to identify responsive records, compiling and reviewing sensitive documents for exemptions from disclosure; redaction and digitizing of records, and providing verbal and written responses to requests.
  • Schedules appointments and oversees file reviews in coordination with District staff.
  • Ensures security of records. As requested, prepares files and documents for copy services or makes copies of documents. Assesses and collects copy and/or extraction fees from the public. 
  • Serve as the District’s lead CPRA Manager. Assists in establishing procedures for implementing records management programs, such as document imaging and physical records storage; assists in the research, coordination and maintenance of new technology and methods related to records management, including document imaging systems and methods; assists with procurement of materials and technology; and coordinates with the Information Technology Department to develop digital solutions to meet the document storage needs of the District.
  • Train, advise and manage Legal Departments internal document management system (iManage) and provide technical and clerical oversight and support for the Legal Department.
  • Assist in the research, planning, implementation and maintenance of various District programs and services related to education records.
  • Prepare periodic activity reports related to the records management system; develop written procedures and manuals related to records management processes for review by the Legal Office.

Who We Want - Continued


Manage Teams

  • Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of a District-wide records management system including the maintenance, storage, retention, retrieval and destruction of records and documents in accordance with administrative, legal, fiscal and historical requirements; plan and implement records storage plans that ensure efficient storage of and access to District records.


Manage Relationships

  • Train and Motivate District staff in records management systems and techniques; ensure effective work flow, such as the timely filing of legislative history, deeds and contracts, process records, research requests and subpoenas; retrieve and research records requested by the public and District staff; and the creation and maintenance of various indexes to District documents.
  • Provides technical support to District departments related to file and document inventories; assists departments with the creation and implementation of schedules for records retention; reviews retention schedules and makes recommendations for maintenance and protection of archival and vital records; receives requests from departments and arranges for off-site storage of Legal documents or other disposition; references and releases files in response to public requests and in accordance withestablished procedures

Desired Qualifications


The strongest candidates will:


  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and possess a high level of attention to detail
  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state education law and best practices for District records management and production, particularly in the area of policy and operations
  • Have the ability to independently perform research, analysis, and other assignments in a fast-paced environment
  • Manage multiple projects and competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet established timelines and deadlines
  • Experience training staff and colleagues on new practices and policies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, the ability to connect with others and build effective professional relationships across District departments and school sites
  • Project a friendly, welcoming, professional, and collaborative personality
  • Proficient in document management systems
  • Have experience with iManage (highly desirable)
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant experience (highly desirable)
  • Paralegal certification (highly desirable)
  • Have experience in a large, urban school district is (highly desirable)
  • Have experience in a legal office setting and managing records

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public or business administration, accounting, finance, economics, social sciences, education or related fields. Two years of relevant professional experience may be substituted for a Baccalaureate Degree.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of administrative experience.

Substitution: Education requirement may be substituted for additional professional-level experience on a year-for-year basis.

What We Offer

SFUSD offers a competitive salary of $98,416.47 - $134,433.68 commensurate with experience in a similar position. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.

How to Apply

  • Visit www.careers.sfusd.edu and create a new account to begin your application.
  • You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, list of professional references and any applicable credentials or licenses
  • Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.

For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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